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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 21 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A haunting and hypnotic movie, just the thing to get lost in. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Witty and lively, with a soul to it, as well. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Sharply written, superbly acted, funny and even occasionally touching. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The heroes are two hit men, and the tone is often absurdist. But the film is also very funny and surprisingly affecting. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    In Bruges, at its best, works like "Pulp Fiction" with Irish (and Belgian) accents, digressing into weird discourse and giving a bunch of actors the occasion to shine in small, peculiar roles. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The banter between these unlikely partners seems inspired by Quentin Tarantino's ingeniously insipid dialogue, delivered with indelible deadpan sincerity by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in "Pulp Fiction." Neither the dialogue nor the characters are as interesting here. show more

  • 70
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    Chock full of wonderful lines delivered by a splendid cast, the film toys with the conventions and mostly transcends the limitations. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    An endlessly surprising, very dark, human comedy, with a plot that cannot be foreseen but only relished. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    After playing one too many sullen poseurs it’s clear Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes had a ball making an inky black comedy seething with grandiose invective. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Dry humor keeps In Bruges fresh and lively and makes it a whole lot of fun to watch. show more

  • April 13, 2013 james hunt
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    when people call this \"slow\" I think it says more about them than the film. Nice to see scenes with people walking in the city center and not a car-chase in sight.

  • July 25, 2011 SIGRID
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    Brendan Gleeson is sensational as the world-weary, been there, done that hired killer, who seems comfortable with and somewhat resigned to his chosen line of work. He is both bemused and dismayed by Colin Farrell, who is riveting as a haunted. conflicted man who is extremely uncomfortable in his profession. The interplay between these characters is fascinating. Ralph Fiennes character is two people in one skin. One character is the ultimate family man; the other a stone-cold killer. The scenery is breathtaking, the elements of humor refreshing, the violence stunning, and the score is so terrific that I bought the CD. Loved it.

  • January 28, 2009 DJ Bill Kelly
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    Sometimes I wonder where these dark murder mystery films derive their plots! The accents and scenery of this Belgium city plus twisted endless turns make this a better than average film. Thank god for the Golden Globes otherwise I might have never seen this film. Colin Farrell didn’t win me over with his acting because he could shed a few tears, and I sure hope he didn’t LIVE! Rather actor Brendan Gleeson made this movie worth seeing at least once!

  • July 15, 2008 Jav4292
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    kinda slow but worht it @ the end

  • July 03, 2008 PeggyABarr
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    So slow and boring...felt like I was in Bruges, without the architecture.

  • June 29, 2008 filmerthans
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    well apparently you cant write much in these boxes. but i liked it a lot for mainly the get craft of irony. check out if your all about making me smile, hey!

  • May 22, 2008 Barbara
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    Liked this movie, didn't love it, but was hoping to. It moves a little too slowly. We did laugh though and enjoyed it, just not as much as we thought we would. Colin Farrel is very good as is the rest of the cast.

  • May 22, 2008 Gary Hoskins
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    Very little humor by men with a limited vocabulary. Take out two words (Fu$@

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  • May 22, 2008 debbygman
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    I don't know what there is to love about this movie. It was slow moving and boring. Colin Ferrel's acting was the only redeeming quality. The story was sick, and all four of us that saw it together really hated it. If you get your kicks out of seeing really bad people get shot and bleed all over the place, maybe it's for you. NOT FOR US.


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